AMBITIOUS SA VET VACANCY – 1YR + EXPERIENCE – COBHAM + PYRFORD, SURREY

Ambitious Vets Needed For Growing Group Of Family Run Practices

We require Vets with at least one-year experience to join our team in Cobham and Pyrford, Surrey as we expand our teams and open new branches.

Our practices are well designed with all the modern equipment so you can enjoy working up cases completely with support in easy reach from our great team that includes top specialists.

You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to enhance the client bond with a warm and thorough explanation. You will be self-motivated with a pro-active attitude to help the practices grow in the community.

We will support your clinical development through a well thought out case management system including working alongside senior vets and separate funding for a certificate.

You will also work alongside our own specialist team at Surbiton Veterinary Hospital to ensure patients have access to gold standard healthcare without the need to travel for external referral.

Our in-house 24 emergency service means no out of hours.

We offer an excellent package compromising;

  • £4,000 CPD allowance per annum
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • No OOHs
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid by us

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to lee@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref VOO1203

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGER VACANCY – REFERRAL HOSPITAL, WEST YORKSHIRE

Diagnostic Imager

We are seeking an able, enthusiastic diagnostic imager as part of the team in our specialist multi-disciplinary referral centre.  This is a permanent, full time position. The successful applicant will either hold or be eligible for an RCVS or European Diploma (or equivalent) and share our aim of providing excellent levels of care for our patients, clients and referring veterinary surgeons.

The imaging team provides exceptional imaging support for our other disciplines – internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, cardiology, dermatology and orthopaedics.

Our philosophy is very much one of friendly co-operation between all members of staff, creating a pleasant, supportive and good-humoured atmosphere. Our imagers are based in the diagnostic imaging suite located at the heart of the hospital. 

The imaging facilities comprise:

• Vantage Elan (MRT-2020/) 1.5 T MRI system
• Toshiba Aquilion CT scanner
• DelftDI Intuition DR from Xograph Xray equipment
• MobileDaRt Evolution EFX mobile DR x-ray system
• Ziehm Solo FD mobile C-arm

Images are reviewed and reported in the viewing room and available on workstations throughout the centre. 

This post includes out-of-hours emergency service provision, shared amongst the imaging team.  This position will be well remunerated, and the package includes 6.6 weeks’ paid holiday including bank holidays and one week of funded CPD each year, a discretionary week for committee work etc., a non-contributory pension, membership of an employee benefits scheme and private healthcare.

We are centrally located within easy reach of Wakefield and Leeds, Leeds Bradford Airport and the national rail and motorway networks, but only a short drive away from historic York, and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to emma@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref IMA1103

REFERRAL RVN JOBS – GROWING REFERRAL HOSPITAL , PERM RVN X2, NIGHT NUNRSE, PT DISPENSARY NURSE – WEST YORKSHIRE

We are looking for various RVN’s to join us on a permanent basis. We have a variety of roles and depending on your job desirables we are certain we can find you something that ticks your boxes!

We are a highly reputable, fast growing referral hospital in the North of England close to both Leeds and Manchester and the delightful Yorkshire Dales. We offer outstanding patient care and thanks to our state of the art facilities we also have the best caseloads and surgical exposure in the area.

We are looking for nurses to cover all disciplines in both Medical and surgical and whatever your area of interest we promise to invest in furthering your career in whatever direction you wish to progress.

REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE VACANCY:

We have exciting opportunities available for both experienced and more recently qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses, both full and part time.

We have exceptionally friendly, professional and dedicated staff who give a warm and supportive welcome to all new members of the team. This is an ideal chance for individuals who are keen to apply and develop their nursing skills to a gold standard, whilst working in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Previous experience of nursing within a referral practice is not required, as newcomers to the nursing team are given all the help, support and training that they need in order to realise their full potential. Most of the nurses in our team have joined us from general practice.

We offer a happy and extremely friendly working environment and a highly competitive salary, dependent upon experience.

We encourage nurses to come and visit the practice for a day or two before they apply for a position, so that they can see what goes on behind the scenes and meet members of our nursing team

NIGHT NURSE:

We are also looking for a night nurse to start on a permanent basis. The rota is 5 on 5 off and the general start times would be from 8pm through to 8.15am each night.

We encourage nurses to come and visit the practice for a day or two before they apply for a position, so that they can see what goes on behind the scenes and meet members of our nursing team

PART TIME EVENING DISPENSARY NURSE:

We are also looking for a PT dispensary nurse to work Monday 5pm – 8pm and Tuesday and Friday 4pm – 8pm and 1:6 Saturdays from 8am to 2pm on reception.

To apply for any of the positions please email your CV and cover letter stating which of the vacancies you are interested in to emma@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref PAR1103.

PLEASE SPREAD WORD TO ALL YOUR RVN COLLEAGUES AND ANYONE YOU CAN REFER TO US THAT RESULT IN A SUCCESFUL PLACEMENT FOR THESE VACANCIES, YOU WILL RECEIVE A VOUCHER FOR DINNER OR A MOVIE!

SMALL ANIMAL VET SURGEON VACANCY – READING

Are you looking for a stimulating role which will enable you to have an excellent work life balance? We may have the role for you!

Our clinics are situated in the beautiful Berkshire countryside with the Thames close by and with the convenience of access to Reading and Twyford rail stations for fast trains into London and Heathrow. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated experienced veterinary surgeon to join our current team of 5 vets and 9 nursing and clinical support staff across our two clinics. You will be based at our Beechwood Veterinary Centre in Woodley, Reading, with support of our fully functioning branch practice in the lovely village of Twyford, less than 4 miles away.

As a team we are dedicated to providing Gold standard care to our clients and patients. We are forward thinking, and have great facilities which allow our clinicians to offer an extensive range of both medical and surgical services on site. You will have the support of the AVC group including advanced certificate holders in surgery, medicine, ophthalmology and feline medicine. Both our practices are Silver Members of the ISFM Feline Friendly Practice scheme, and are passionate about providing tailored care to our feline patients.

We work a 4 day week, and a 1 in 4 Saturday morning rota. We support our OOH service by providing back up cover as the second vet 1 in 12 weeks and Saturday afternoons, meaning minimal OOH work. We are open to part time/job share applications. 

We will also offer you-

                A very attractive salary commensurate on experience

                A buy, sell holiday scheme (Up to 7 weeks holiday a year + Bank Holidays )

                A generous CPD package including support and funding for certificates

                A generous bonus scheme

                Pet and retail discounts, subsidised gym membership, cycle to work incentives.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to lee@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref REA1103

VET SURGEON VACANCIES X2 – GODALMING AND GUILDFORD, SURREY

We have practices across Surrey, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Cambridgeshire all offering a friendly, personal and caring veterinary service. We pride ourselves in combining your quality of life with your career opportunities. We are Investors in People accredited, showing our commitment to our staff and how much they are valued.

Exciting vet opportunities now available across our Guildford and Godalming hub!

We are looking for vets to help build our current dedicated team in the Hub. We can offer very flexible hours, everything considered to provide a great work life balance. Generous holiday with the option to purchase more. Good CPD scheme. Working one bank holiday per year. No OOH.

 In return for your hard work, you will receive: 

  • Up to 7 weeks holiday a year (+Bank Holidays) with our Buy, Sell Holiday Scheme
  • Attractive salary package of up to £60,000 (OTE)
  • Generous CPD allowance 
  • Company Pension Scheme 
  • ShareSave Scheme 
  • A range of flexible benefits including discounted pet products, Gymflex Scheme, Cycle to work Scheme and much more!

To apply for these positions please send your CV and cover letter to lee@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref GOD1103

OOH VET SURGEON VACANCY – TIER 3 HOSPITAL, ESSEX

Since July 2007, our practice has been helping people provide the best possible care for their pets. We provide high quality 24hr veterinary care, we are fully equipped in order to help you provide a great service to our clients and patients. 

Are you looking to live within a commutable distance from London without losing sight of your work life balance?

Are you interested in working along a great OOH team who are friendly and professional!

We are recruiting for an OOH vet to complete their current night team.

Our RCVS registered Tier 3 hospital is fully equipped with dentistry, digital x-ray, ultrasound facilities and offers TPLO surgery, fracture repairs, hip replacements and much more.

You would work 7 nights on, 7 nights off alongside a dedicated night nurse.

To be successful you will need to possess good communication and organisational skills, be a confident lead for out of hours’ cases with the ability to liaise between day and night teams.

Further benefits include

  • Structured support and development of clinical skills with the potential for support in gaining certificate in ECC for suitable candidates
  • On site accommodation provided during your working week
  • Up to 7 weeks holiday a year (+Bank Holidays) with our Buy, Sell Holiday Scheme (Pro rata) 
  • Competitive salary package
  • Relocation packages will be considered including visa sponsorship
  • Discounted veterinary fees and products
  • Access to a range of flexible benefits to suit your needs such as share save scheme, subsidised gym membership and cycle to work scheme.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to Emily@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref RAY1103

EXPERIENCED VET SURGEON VACANCY – STEVENAGE, HERTS

We are a two-centre practice in Stevenage, Hertfordshire; serving Stevenage and the surrounding villages.The Great Ashby Veterinary Hospital in Great Ashby provides an extensive range of diagnostic facilities, surgical procedures and in-patient services. The surgery provides both consulting and surgical facilities in support of the main hospital branch. We aim to provide our staff with a friendly, relaxed and open working environment, where we are all safe and fulfilled.

We have opportunities for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon with proven experience to join us.  We are well-equipped with a wide range of facilities such as digital x-ray, ultrasound facilities, bronchoscopy/endoscopy, an in-house lab and ECG.

If you are looking for a friendly veterinary hospital with branch surgery with a great team of nurses who will support you in your role this could be for you.

You will be working 4 days per week with 1 day off in the week. There will be a fair share of week day on call (1 in 12) and full weekends (1 in 9). You will be working with a friendly and supportive team. You will be required to work between our two sites.

What you need to succeed: your previous experience in a similar role will be key to your success.  You will have a strong track record in the delivery of exceptional client service with strong branch development skills.

What you’ll get in return:
•5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy or sell an additional two weeks
•Fully funded CPD
•Competitive salary and bonus scheme
•Pension scheme
• Funding towards a certificate

To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter to lee@fortis-vets,com and quote job ref STE1103

EXPERIENCED VET SURGEON VACANCY – CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

We are a small animal practice based in Galleywood Chelmsford with a second branch surgery situated in Heybridge, Maldon. We have a commitment to continuous investment both in our surgeries and equipment, and in the training and further education of our staff. We are also an approved Training Centre for veterinary nurses.

Experienced Vet – Chelmsford, Essex

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced vet to join our 2 site, 5 vet small animal Veterinary Practice.

We are a well- equipped nurse training practice, just a half hour from London with digital x-ray, ultrasound facilities and an in-house laboratory.

We pride ourselves in offering exceptional care to our clients and their pets and you will be working with a supportive and enthusiastic team.

You will be responsible for ensuring the continuation of the high standards of both client and patient care. The position offers no out of hours a 40 hour working week over 5 days, 1.5 weekends in 5 with generous time off in lieu.

We also support flexible working and are very happy to consider both full and part-time applications for the right candidate.

We can also offer you:

• Support to gain further qualifications to advance your career, such as CertAVP
• We offer excellent salary packages and bonus scheme 
• Generous holiday allowance with the option to buy and sell an additional two weeks leave 
• The opportunity to focus on the area of your choice.
• Long-term employment security and the opportunity to have a wide and varied career path

To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter to Emily@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref CHE1103

SENIOR SMALL ANIMAL VET SURGEON – DAGENHAM, ESSEX

Our Dagenham veterinary clinic is one of the largest in East London and is fully equipped in order to help you provide a great service to our clients and patients. 

Are you looking for an interesting and varied role?

We are currently looking for a supervisory vet to join our busy veterinary clinic in Essex.

Come and be part of an enthusiastic team of vets where certificate study is encouraged. Brilliant support from experienced nurses, and interesting surgical caseload including some orthopaedics.

We are an established and busy group of seven small animal practices, two in the South. You will be working at our Dagenham site with our team of 3 vets and 4 nurses along with other support staff on site. This is a full time position where you will be required to work a 40 hour week with 1:3 Saturdays.

Our company ethos is to be the best at what we do, that’s affordable, caring, no-nonsense pet care. The caseload is wide and varied, plenty of challenges to get your teeth into with a high level of well-trained support staff.

In return you will receive:

  • Attractive salary and benefits package
  • Funded CPD
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Buy and sell holiday policy with the opportunity to have up to 7 weeks holiday plus bank holidays!
  • Company pension scheme
  • A range of flexible benefits including Childcare vouchers, gym membership and cycle to work scheme.

Is this role of interest to you?

If you wish to apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter to Emily@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref DAG1103

PERMANENT VET SURGEON VACANCY – BRAINTREE, ESSEX

We are looking to recruit a confident and personable vet surgeon to join our friendly team in Braintree Essex

In return, we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous CPD allowance and support towards Certificates
  • Pension scheme
  • Enhanced holiday allowance
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA, VDS)
  • 1 in 3 weekend rota
  • No OOHs
  • Free onsite parking
  • Exclusive discounts and rewards including with High Street retailers and restaurants

The practice is well established with a loyal client base and would offer the successful candidate an interesting and varied caseload. The position would suit a vet with a real appreciation of the importance of customer care.

You would be joining a practice that offers excellent career development opportunities and provides a generous CPD budget. We are happy to pay a generous salary for a vet with the right experience, but more importantly who is the right team fit.

You will be joining a talented and passionate team consisting of 3 Vets, 5 RVNs, 1 Student Nurse (who is due to qualify at the end of the year), 1 Veterinary Care Assistant and 2 Receptionists.

This is a full time role with a weekend rota of 1 in 3. There will be an element of sole charge with this position (weekends) therefore the role would suit a vet with a minimum of 2 years’ UK experience and with confidence in routine surgical and medical cases. 

Come in, meet the team and see for yourself the outstanding service we are providing to our clients. Our friendly and personable team would welcome an informal visit.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to Emily@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref ESS0703

JERSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS – VET SURGEON POSITION

95% Small Animal practice

Expanding, mainly small animal friendly, independently owned practice requires assistant vet to help us develop our ever expanding Small Animal service. Friendly staff and clients, well equipped, forward thinking. MRI on site. Quality ultrasound scanners. Most other modern facilities.

CT scanner by year end. All interests encouraged, paid CPD. Island location means most cases dealt with in house. Clinical freedom positively encouraged. Car and accommodation if required. This is a great position for someone with experience that is happy to work on own caseloads and help us with our growth. Very exciting possibilities!

Jersey is a delightful environment in which to develop your career and your cultural and sporting aspirations.

To apply for this position please email Kathryn@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref JER0603

SMALL ANIMAL VET SURGEON POSITION- NEAR READING, BERKSHIRE (INDEPENDENT PRACTICE)

Veterinary Surgeon

We are looking for a motivated Vet with good patient & people skills to join our well established, RCVS accredited independent Practice.

We are a small animal team made up of 5 Vets & 9 Nurses across our 3 sites.

Occasional mixed visit if desired though not essential.

No OOH duties.

Competitive salary package. Opportunity to study for certificate.

Previous experience an advantage, but not essential.

Part Time considered.

We are a really friendly, supportive team and are happy for someone to join that would like to work both in a team and on own initiative on own caseloads. We get quite busy and have a very varied clientele so would suit someone looking for diversity and energy.

To apply for this position please email lee@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref BER0603

VETERINARY SURGEON POSITION – VETERINARY HOSPITAL, WILTSHIRE – FOR THOSE LOOKING TO ADVANCE SURGICALLY

An exciting opportunity exists for an assistant with some experience to develop their career at our state of the art, Tier 3 hospital. We are looking for someone who has good communication skills, is a team player and has excellence in pet and client care at the heart of all they do.

You will be working alongside certificate holders in medicine, surgery, imaging and ophthalmology and also be involved in some cover at the branches.

The hospital provides first opinion, emergency, critical care and internal referral services from our local network of six branches providing an exciting caseload. We are proud to offer gold standard facilities including CT and the position is ideal for someone wanting to study towards further qualifications.

This is a full time role but job share and part-time positions are always considered.

You will be supported by a friendly, forward thinking team with an active mentoring scheme.

The practice was recently awarded winner of the SPVS/VMA Wellbeing Awards 2019 and we have a busy ‘Thriving in Practice’ calendar.

The package includes a competitive salary with 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays as well as many other benefits including private healthcare, pension, RCVS and VDS fees. Professional development is strongly supported, encouraged and funded.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to Kathryn@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref SWI0603

EXPERIENCED SMALL ANIMAL VET POSITION – KENT

A friendly and enthusiastic Vet with two years UK experience, good diagnostic knowledge, all round soft tissue surgery, ability to work up medical cases well and thrive in a very busy surgery as a part of our seven Vet Regional Team.

What are we offering?

An abundance of long standing and new clients, easily accessible hospital site with cert holder support both medicine and surgery, an exciting and varied case load, digital x-ray, orthopaedics, ultrasound and an in-house lab. A brilliant nursing team, and an exceptionally competitive salary, plus a performance related bonus, plus excellent newly refurbished accommodation.

We are committed to keeping your skills refreshed and offer an impressive CPD package with generous financial and mentor support for those wanting to become a certificate holder. 

We care about your progression and development as a vet!

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to lee@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref KEN0503

SA VET SURGEON – FLOAT ROLE, EXPERIENCED VET POSITION – LONDON

2 year UK experienced Vet wanted to join a busy Independent London Vet Team

We are able to offer :

  • A rewarding salary package well above industry standard 
  • Excellent CPD & Certificate opportunities together with 5 full days CPD
  • A great case load, with opportunity for progression within the Team
  • Great location in London with excellent transport links
  • An extremely well equipped working environment with endoscope, high end ultrasound, in-house lab, both digital x-ray/dental x-ray, ortho kits
  • Highly trained, happy and qualified support team to ease surgery stress
  • A ridiculously easy going rota allowing long weekends away, at no cost to your already generous holiday allowance
  • Transport and newly refurbished accommodation provided if required

This is an amazing role for a highly confident veterinary surgeon.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to lee@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref LON0504

SMALL ANIMAL VET SURGEON – PERMANENT VACANCY TO START ASAP – LONDON

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Veterinary Surgeon to work in a happy and friendly environment, as part of a large, progressive Vet Team, where job satisfaction and our commitment to you is a high priority.

The surgery has an abundance of long standing clients, a varied case load and benefit from digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound and in-house labs. Internal referrals to our hospital site where you can learn from our friendly certificate holding surgeons (both medicine and surgery) will play a huge part in developing your knowledge and experience.

An exceptionally rewarding salary is most certainly offered for the right candidate, plus a performance related bonus, plus first class accommodation! We are committed to keeping your skills refreshed and offer an impressive CPD package with generous financial and mentor support for those wanting to become a certificate holder – joining many of our London Vet Team.

Tier 2 sponsorship is readily available for suitable candidates.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to lee@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref LON0503

PERM VET SURGEON WANTED – SMALL PRACTICE IN BUSY EPSOM SURREY

We are looking for a friendly veterinary surgeon to join our team based in the market town of Epsom, Surrey. This growing practice turns 3 this year and continues to go from strength to strength!

What we can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 1 in 3 weekend rota
  • Enhanced annual leave
  • Birthday leave
  • Flexible rota with a mix of early and late shifts
  • £1,500 CPD per annum with 5 paid days
  • No OOHs responsibility
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA and VDS)
  • Exclusive colleague discounts
  • Supportive and friendly work environment

The practice is ideally situated close to the town centre and within a 7 minute walk of Epsom train station and also offers free onsite parking. The practice offers a range of state of the art equipment including digital X-ray, ultrasound with Doppler, a growing orthopaedic kit and separate dog and cat wards and it is also a nurse training practice.

Our principle vet qualified as a veterinary surgeon 15 years ago in South Africa and is joined by a talented and supportive team of 3 RVNs (soon to be 4), 2 veterinary care assistants (one of whom will be starting their nurse training in April) and 2 receptionists. The team hold a variety of interests including surgery, exotics and anaesthesia.

The practice sees a wide variety of cases from puppies and kittens through to older patients needing X-rays, bloods and scans and orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery is carried out onsite. The practice run 15 minute consults as standard but 30 minute consults for puppy vaccinations and new clients.

The principle vet offers a supportive and progressive work environment and is hugely supportive of further learning opportunities for all of her team. The rota is structured to be as fair as possible and to ensure a great work/life balance. Due to the element of sole charge involved in this role, the position would suit a vet with a minimum of 1 years’ experience in the UK.

You will need to be confident in all routine surgical and medical cases and you will also enjoy building strong relationships with patients, clients and the wider team. An interest in exotics or medicine would be ideal but not essential!

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter to lee@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref EPS0503

MAT COVER VET VACANCY – SUPERVISORY VET – MIDDLESBOROUGH, NORTH YORKS

We are a 2.5 vet practice based in a leafy village in Middlesbrough

Our head vet will be leaving us for a while and we need a dynamic forward thinking person to step in. This position is for 6-12 months maternity cover, taking on the head vet duties is optional. This is a full time position covering 4 days and 1: 3 Saturday morning rota with 1:3 long weekend off and no out of hours

You will be working alongside 2 other vets, all our nurses are RVN’s plus we have a dedicated and experienced support team.

Great rates of pay, 5 weeks holiday (pro rata) and funded CPD, Plus lots of other benefits.

We have an amazing supportive and dedicated team working in a well-equipped surgery; we are a silver award cat friendly practice and the only dementia friendly practice in the area

If you feel you are the person we are looking for to join our friendly team please contact emma@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref MID0403

VET SURGEON VACANCY – EXPERIENCE NEGOTIABLE – S.E KENT

South East Kent coast

An experienced SA vet (new grad considered) to join our 5 vet surgery in Deal. Will consider part-time. Client and patient care is our priority, so communication and personal skills are as important as professional skills.

The VNT practice is well-equipped, with excellent RVN support. CPD is actively encouraged. 1:4 weekend rota (no OOH) with appropriate time off in lieu. Salary dependent upon experience.

This position is to start as soon as possible

To apply for the position please email your CV and cover letter to Emily@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref KEN0404

FULL TIME PER VET SURGEON VACANCY – ESTABLISHED BUSY PRACTICE IN NORTH KENT

Are you the Vet we are looking for?

We are a lively, friendly yet professional family of 40. We are also extremely proud to still be an independent practice.

For us Veterinary Medicine still remains an art.

  • Lots of opportunities to develop your skills
  • Very competitive package
  • Only a 4 days rota
  • 5 weeks paid annual leave
  • No OOH
  • Only working one full weekend in 5
  • Easy access to London, Bluewater, the Kent countryside and the coast
  • 2 – 3 years experience 

We are a very friendly bunch though we do have high standards and our clients are our first priority so you must have great people and patient care skills and the ability to prove a caring and compassionate composition.

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to Emily@fortis-vets.com and quote job ref KEN0403